McCormick Junior High

McCormick Junior High School in north Cheyenne. Wyoming Tribune Eagle/file

CHEYENNE – Laramie County School District 1 announced late Friday afternoon that longtime McCormick Junior High Principal Jeff Conine was no longer in charge of the school.

But district officials declined to say whether he quit or was fired, or if he was still employed at all by the district in another capacity.

LCSD1 Superintendent Boyd Brown declined to comment on anything involving the embattled Conine.

“I’m not going to comment on a personnel matter at this time,” Brown said. “It’s a personnel matter.”

Brown said parents at McCormick had been notified late Friday of the change at the school at the same time the district announced it via an emailed news release.

According to the release, current Bain Elementary Principal Todd Burns will take over as interim principal at McCormick for the remainder of the school year. Bain Elementary will be led in the interim by Tiffany Rehbein, who has worked as an administrative intern this year at that school.

“We needed to finish out the year and needed someone to do that. And Mr. Burns is going to do that,” Brown said. “We’re just moving Mr Burns over there to complete the year.”

Some in the Cheyenne community have called for Conine's resignation since racist and homophobic flyers were found last month at the school. A Title IX investigation into that situation is ongoing.

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